Last edited by Kevin Sharpe; 07-04-2012 at 03:02 AM.
Tesla's connector is basically, electrically, J1772 which has been made capable to handle 90 kW. J1772 is of course the standard in the US. It is also expected to be close, electrically, to the SAE DC combo, except of course in a much better package. European DC, in turn, will be electrically similar to SAE DC, and supporting Mennekes (which we discuss in other threads) does not help with CHAdeMO.
The CHAdeMO adapter (this thread's subject) is probably from a technical point of view more complex, but its likelihood at this point at least 90% in my opinion.
Buying an EV is one thing, being able to drive it beyond city limits another...
Just because CHAdeMO has a big lead at the moment doesn't mean that if SAE DC is ever finalized and supported by many more manufacturers in the US at least that it won't quickly take over. This could be another VHS vs. betamax type fight. I do hope they come out with the adapter though since that would benefit a lot of people, especially in the Northwest.
Nissan Leaf Lifetime Wall to Wheels : 3.9 m/kwh, Dash : 4.6 m/kwh
If Tesla offers a 43 kW on board charger in Europe, then I don't think they need a CHAdeMO adapter in that market.
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